Re: Parrying arrows

From: David Dunham <david_at_...>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 11:16:07 -0700


> There is the samurai technique of arrow-cutting (I don't know how common it
> really was, but it comes up often enough in stories to be reasonable in
> HW).
> Should it be a straight ability or a specialisation of Close Combat?

Or a magical feat?

I generally dislike adding lots of specialized abilities -- Close Combat is supposed to cover anything combat-related. And it makes sense that a master swordsman would be able to control his blade and parry arrows.

On the other hand, it's arguably an exceptional ability, so it makes sense to have an arrow-cutting feat (which could either be used directly, from its affinity/feat rating, or to augment Close Combat).


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